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. there are some wonderful sportsmen and sports women. one more item from the world of sports but the u.s. government has joined a lawsuit against lance armstrong after talks with his lawyers broke down. the suit argues armstrong defrauded the american public by insisting he was not using drugs will writing for the u.s. postal service team. last month, he admitted using performance enhancing drugs. this weekend, italian voters must decide do they trust to get their ailing country moving again. the choice includes a former communist an outspoken comedian, berlusconi, and economic technocrat mario monti. our europe editor has more. naples in the final hours of campaigning in the italian general election but europe fears the result could cause tremors any euro zone. an ex-orites to win is communist. away from the public rallies, he had this message for europe. >> i intend to convince your of the that austerity is not enough. i do not believe european policies are correct. they need to be adjusted to take more account of investment and jobs. >> he promises to reduce the deficit any sense the
, white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its money on a man who became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit as lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team and now the justice department wants that money back and could seek total damages approaching $100 million. the lawsuit, first filed by armstrong's former teammate floyd landis in 2010, claims the team knowingly caused the united states postal service agreements to be violated by regularly employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance. that charge brought strong denials from
to the fact of the 18,000 police departments in the u.s., only a minority, about 300 have the money to spend on aerial assets such as helicopters or light aircraft. those who support drones argue that there are essentially misunderstood. most are very small like the one you see here costs between ten and $50,000. and they can only fly for about an hour or less. they can not be armed. those who support the drones say they are force multipliers for local cops and rescue crews. >> it is an extra tool in the tool kit for the first-responders to use and it is more portable than a lot of manned assets that are out there. >> reporter: those against the explosive expansion of drones say the law has not kept pace with technology which means simply basic privacy right its are at stake here. >>> number one, drones should never be used to look into private areas like your bedroom window or your barn, what have you, without a warrant. number two when you're out in public you are being watched by people around you but you don't expect you're being tracked everywhere you go all day by some unseen eye in th
on in his the administration. the scandal force her out. the u.s. attorney issued a statement saying that by all accounts, millicent west was a dedicated public servant who agreed to break the law to appease a crooked public official. he said this should be a lesson to all public officials and government employees that they should not jeopardize their careers to facilitate politicians. she is said to be sentenced on may 24th. >> thank you. less than a month after john leopold resigned after being found guilty of misconduct in office, and a rondo county has a -- anne arundel county has a new person in office. laura neuman serve the 22 months left on the term. >> an entire fleet of jets has been grounded after mechanics discovered a cracked engine blades. the f-35 is the pentagon pose the most expensive weapons program with an annual price tag of nearly four hundred billion dollars. the jets will be grounded until the investigation is complete. >> he is the south african olympian accused of killing his girlfriend. we will tell you what oscar pistorius had to give up in order to get out
is lance armstrong could be growing. the head of the u.s. anti doping agency, is asking the justice department to join a whistleblowing lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis . armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service, which sponsored his team while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the jus a provision to announce whether it will join the case. >> the majority of americans believe it is time to allow marriage between same-sex couples. >> there you see laura bush voiced support for same-sex marriage but says, she does not want to be used in this ad campaign. the former first lady has asked the respect for marriage coalition to take her out of its tv ad. among those also in the as former vice president dick cheney and former secretary of state: paulo. >> taking a look outside-- colin powell. >> it should warm up to the low 60s and hayward this afternoon. erica will have a full look at your forecast. we will see what it will be likely today and what we can expect this wee
to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd landis, in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against lang armstrong and his sports teams and various associates, that was filed a couple of years ago. now lance armstrong's lawyers tell us they have been notified by the department of justice and told that the justice department is joining in on that lawsuit. this is interesting because about a year ago the justice department failed or decided not to pursue any criminal charges against lance armstrong, had given that up before the u.s. anti-doping agency put out its report which led to lance armstrong confessing in that televised interview back in january that, indeed, he had used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career and winning those seven tour de france titles. now this is a move that could cost lance armstrong tens of millions of dollars. what
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of the central u.s. as it heads to the great lakes and look out boston. folks in missouri, kansas, nebraska, are still dealing with up to 17 inches of snow so far. mike tobin is live in omaha, how much did you get? >> about eight inches and life is creeping back to normal. you can see the sun is coming out. it's warming up the roads, melting the snow on the roads, and largely people still have the day off. kids aren't in school, people aren't at work, and the traffic is right and the snow plows have an easy time of tidying 'the work. the road crews are giving credit to the people who said home, got out of the way, let them too their job. they maxed out their shifts, ran their routes, and the end, the snow here was not as bad as what they had anticipated. the scene was repeated as storm moved east. you had trucks in the truck stops riding out the storm. now there's another storm in the forecast, upwards of six inches, shep. >> shepard: rough drought. they can use this, frankly. >> they could, and last summer the corn crop did so bad nice didn't hey the heart, and the low water level in the m
armstrong. now the u.s. government is on his case. and one week left medical the budget ax falls. today it is transportation secretary ray la hood's turn to warn about the sec kwster's deep impact. >> this is going to happen sfwloosh clarify why -- it's the matter of mileage between -- >> because we're going to reduce the number of controllers which will reduce their ability to guide planes in and out of airports. >> republicans say that's just scare tactics. >> the president is making stuff up. he puts law enforcement -- he puts firemen and policemen who 98% of them are being paid for with your local taxes and says you're going to lose your local policeman because of this. it's not true. >> and countdown to the oscars. we'll talk to the man behind the mom natured documentary five broken cameras about the conflict in the west bank. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington where we have breaking news from the justice department now, which is joining a lawsuit by a former teammate against lance armstrong. nbc justice correspondent pete williams jones me now from the newsroom. h
. >> good morning, anne-marie. stoxx were mixed in asia ahead a u.s. summit in washington later today. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. wall street's stock tumbled for a second day after the announcement of the weak data. the dow jones industrial average ended 46 points lower on thursday. the nasdaq was off 32 points. >>> in what may be a sign of things to come for the nation's economy, walmart says it expects business to slow down in the coming months. the world's largest retailer reported higher than expected fourth quarter profits on thursday, but walmart said sales are weakening as customers battle rising gasoline prices delayed income tax refunds, and higher payroll taxes. >>> the gasoline prices are at their highest level for this time of year. aaa says the average price for a gone of regular is $3.78 nation wide. that's up 47 cents in the past month. aaa says the higher prices are due to seasonal maintenance at refineries. analysts expect gas prices to rise further in the coming weeks. and the outlook is no bet
in the u.s. and canada. >> tickets on sale at 8:00 a.m. show sold out at 8:01. >> you know it. even for a venue as big as m&t? >> absolutely. it's going to be nuts. >> going to go fast. but i do like that new song. >> i think it's a great idea to have it at m&it -- m&t. >>> new hope. the fda approves a first of its kind breast cancer medication. find out what is different about catasilla. >>> traumitize traumatized 4- year-old. starting off not so happy. what triggered this emotional meltdown? >>> rain and milder air coming our way tomorrow. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's cold, cough and flu report. this is dylan right here this is dylan, and this is his big brother hayden. dylan's only five, but he's already been through two surgeries for brain tumors. and he just went through his second round of chemo. and this is their mother, dawn who runs this loving and happy home. she too struggled with tumors. but that doesn't slow her down. her love of family comes first. their dad, phil, works two jobs, repairing copiers, a
sponsored by the u.s. postal service, he was in essence defrauding the government because the postal service requires everybody who works for it not to use any illegal drugs, and armstrong, landis claims, was, in fact, blood doping and using hormones chshgs are both forbidden by the fewer defrance and they claim by the postal service itself. it's a civil lawsuit claiming that he cheated the government and, of course, the u.s. postal service paid millions of dollars to sponsor the tour de france teams on which lance armstrong raced and, of course, won. now, metro detroit landis has already admitted cheating, but he says in the lawsuit that's how he knew what lance armstrong was up to. now, it's not a slam dunk, andrea, because, first of all, there's a question of how long ago this happened and whether you can still sue over it now. there's also a question of whether armstrong explicitly signed a contract with the postal service which would have forbidden him to do it, or whether it was a more general contract. his lawyers also say that they tried for weeks to settle this or work a resolution
in the conclave will be unprecedented with 11 from the u.s., second only to italy. there's growing interest in the possibility of an american successor, too. >> anything is possible. i think it's considered more likely than it has been in the past. there are no nominees, no primaries. it's just as likely that there would be someone who didn't appear on any of the lists at all. >> reporter: cardinals will be heading to rome in the coming days and will be there for pope benedict's final appearances. at washington's basilica, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> that mass is one of two special masses that will honor pope benedict. the first is today at 12:10 p.m. at saint matthew's cathedral. it honors the feast of the chair of st. peter, the first pope. then the one on sunday, the mass of thanksgiving for the current pope, is at about silica of the national shrine. >>> will the military's push to become more inclusive towards one group of people make it more discriminatory against another? >> and after the break, are you familiar with this little guy? he's getting more press and attention from the p
becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind the tinted window of the silver land rover, a glimpse of osca
. he is being released on a $1 million bail. that is about $112,000 in u.s. dollars. >> the investigation continues into what caused the crane to collapse while working on the bay bridge. to get you more news faster we will go to mike pelton. >> if you take a look that some of the video that we shot just a that you concede that the crane is on its side. it was molding temporary support from the bridge when it tumbled over. the crane was sitting at a never fell into the water when it tumbled over. officials said that the bridge was not damaged that it just ripped off some paint. when is the status as a were shocked. >> i heard a huge crash. it was just a mass of amount coming down. >> it was not a natural thing, it was definitely an accident. i was hoping that no one was hurt. >> unfortunately, the crane did not damage or hurt anyone. once the investigation is wrapped up that will begin to take down the temporary supports and they stated that despite the crane collapsed and this will not push back the opening of the new bridge that is set for labor day weekend. >> two
their justice system is similar to the u.s., but there are plenty of big differences and you'll hear about those coming up p. >>> and another big story we're folk here in the united states, a ferocious snowstorm paralyzing a huge section of the country. dumping snow from kansas to michigan, all across the region. schools are closing, flights grounded. it will be a real mess out there. cars sliding across icy roads. >> and this scene in chicago pretty typical. there have been hundreds of accidents. in oklahoma, one was deadly, a teenager reportedly killed when his truck crashed. >> conditions in kansas also pretty treacherous. more than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in ear
my district is fort knox, 5,000 civilian employees of the u.s. army. there will be substantial furloughs and possibly layoffs there if the sequester were in effect for any length of time. so we've got a few days to act. i think we could actually come up with something that just delays the sequester until march 27th. then we would have four weeks in session. we'll all be back for four consecutive weeks to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of the year. because it's -- none of it's going to make any difference after march 27th because the government runs out of money then. >> all right. so you're saying push it off just a little bit further after you get back into a legislative session but as we look at what john boehner has responded by putting out a couple tweets this morning roughly right before we went on the air, talking about where the president has been saying president obama is virtually absent from legislative process and making no discernible effort to replace mishiss sequester. he went on to say mr. president we agree your sequester is bad policy. what
cut contemplated for civilian defense workers. "the washington post", u.s. schools brace for federal funding cuts. the "new york times" meantime highlights federal spending cuts threaten delays in air travel. let me bring in loren fox politics reporter for "u.s. news and world report" and "usa today" washington bureau chief susan paige. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> the president clearly thinks he has the upper hand. your poll yesterday suggested he does but is he in danger of overplaying it? >> well, it's always possible. we'll see what -- how much people really feel the impact if the sequester cuts go into effect as we think they probably will next week. but what we found in the new "usa today"/pew research poll is that about half of americans say it is going to be the fault of congressional republicans if they can't reach a deal. just 31% said they'd blame the president. that's pretty good standing for the president going into yet another one of these fiscal cliff hangers. >> they're talking about very serious cuts, one that could have by some accounts dire co
for manufacturing in both europe and the u.s. the dow posted its worst two-day drop of the year. broader s&p index set for its first weekly loss in the past eight weeks. no economic data today. earnings from abercrombie & fitch will steer the markets. dow fell nearly 47 points and will open trade today at 13,880. nasdaq fell to 3131. futures are higher going into the opening bell. >> we'll watch for that whitman interview. looking ahead to next week, apple holds its shareholders meeting and one shareholder in particular wants your attention. david einhorn held a strategy meeting thursday trying to rally other shareholders into pressuring apple to create a special class of stock which would pay out a permanent dividend. apple has $100 billion or more in cash it's not using. companies resist playing regular dividends because it's a sign the company is not cool anymore. it's not a young startup. a mature company with no major growth ahead of it. if you have 100 billion or more sitting around with no idea what to do with it, that is a sign you're not a growth company any way even if you don't give it
" exposing the epidemic of rape in the u.s. military. newsom is married to california's lieutenant governor, former san francisco mayor gavin newsom. >>> our own marla tellez had a great interview with her. also emeryville's picxar nominated for "brave." >> we are following the breaking news out of south africa. oscar pistorius will be released on bail. >> also we have the update on the vegas shooting from yesterday. a big-time scene out there. rapper from oakland killed. we'll update you on both stories coming up. >>> breaking news in south africa. olympian oscar pistorius will be released on bail. "today in the bay's" marla tellez has been monitoring the developments all morning long and with us live in the newsroom with the latest. a lot of emotion going on there. >> right when the judge handed down his decision just moments ago, the court erupted with emotion and we're getting word that oscar pistorius is sobbing in tears as you can imagine. the magistrate spoke for more than two hours and explained his decision to allow pistorius to be released on bail. he said "it has not been establi
that to u.s. dollars -- rand. he has a lot of means at his disposal. greg palkot, our reporter on this story is five feet away from oscar pistorius right now. he also has been leting us know what the feeling is like inside the courtroom. in fact when that list of assets was read greg palkot reported that pistorius broke down in tears, his head in his hands as he really feels the entire weight of what might be coming his way as a result of all this. bill: martha, this is just crossing. this is the associated press out of pretoria, south africa. it is a one-line headline. magistrate says, oscar pistorius to be granted bail. that's what's coming now in from the associated press. greg palkot is inside the courtroom. his reactions coming up in moment. he described how he is reacting now. megyn kelly is with me. megyn, good morning to you. i don't know how much time you have spent studying up on south african law but my hunch you're about to get a lot more familiar with this. if the magistrate says he gets bail and if that headline holds, pistorius goes home today, right? our apologies. okay. we'l
against them in the nation's largest state where it was of the u.s. for that matter. at a brief filed yesterday, san sex couples say that 30 states that prohibit the marriage amounts to a bad of inferiority. they laid out several options for the court to consider but stopped short of declaring full marriage equality across the country. the supreme court hears arguments on proposition march 8, 1926. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news, the woman was issued on a finger in her food at wendy's is behind bars again. we will have more on why she is in trouble now. through sunday, save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. but hurry, sleep train's presidents' day sale ends sunday. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have ka
was among those killed in the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of
in the u.s. he was archbishop of milwaukee when the cemetery trust fund was established and when the $74 million parish deposit fund was moved. >> archbishop dolan, now cardinal dolan, made a conscious decision to secretly and in a quite sinister way, move funds into parishes and transfer funds into other corporations to avoid having to pay the survivors. >> reporter: ridiculous, says the cardinal. this was his response in february of 2011, when the allegations of sheltering the money first surfaced. >> to think that there was $130 million in hidden funds, like dolan's got some offshore account in the cayman islands or something? this is, this is just ludicrous. >> reporter: cardinal dolan declined an interview with cnn and the attorney representing the cemetery trust fund says the obligation to maintain the cemeteries never ends. no one knows, for sure, how much is enough. an ultimate win for the victims could open up not only the $55 million in the cemetery trust, but future cemetery earnings. a win for the church could provide a blueprint for other diocese going through bankruptcy and
defeated the heavily favored soviets in the semifinals of the lake placid winter classic game. the u.s. would of course go on to win the gold. >> announcer: "early today" sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray. never all. >>> just ahead, spoiler alert for the academy awards. we've got a source that has a 97% accuracy record for picking oscars' winners. coming up next. >>> welcome back. the weekend forecast is kind of split. the northwest getting a big rain storm and windstorm. today we'll continue with damp with showery type weather. down in the south we won't warm up too much in california. 69 in l.a. today, 65 in vegas. again the rain and the wind will end this afternoon, at least the heaviest of it in the northwest. saturday behind the front temperatures a little bit cooler. more instability showers. towards the oscars on sunday l.a. looking good not too hot, not too cold. no complaints there at 68 degrees. not bad. that way other not sweating. women won't be too cold. >> good red carpet weather. >> speaking of the oscars -- spoiler alert in entertainment, t
is competing for best documentary and he was threatened with deportation before being allowed into the u.s. he and his family were held for several hours before being released. his film is about five years of protests about lands being seized on the west bank. >> personal information could be at risk after thieves broke into the mercedes dealership at walnut creek. they stole thousands of personal files. they broke through two locked doors and a locked file cabinet. a phone message was sent to customers but some say the warning didn't come soon enough. >> it took them 13 days to notify us and that's too long. usually when someone steals personal information or a credit card or something they'll use it within hours. >> the company says they'll help affected customer with a free credit monitoring service, consultation with fraud experts and the placement of an initial fraud alert on credit files. >> time is 9:55. we want to get you out the door, after watching the morning news, of course. >> stay with us all morning. >> we're looking good and if you want to stay a few more minutes, i think you c
with regard to both proceedings. >> reporter: which must have been tough for people in the u.s. or around the world listening. >> of course. >> reporter: tough for us even here. >> to summarize whatever has to be said as far as bail is concerned, there's no easy task but i think the chief magistrate nair did so decently. i think it was a well balanced argument and all in all i think it was fair. >> reporter: you said all along that oscar pistorius would get bail. was it necessary to drag this on in such a way? >> i don't think so. ultimately i stand by my initial comments to say the ultimate question before court was whether he will be able to stand trial ultimately and that's precisely what the magistrate determined that he's not a flight risk, not going to run away anywhere in the world and ultimately he will see his day in court. >> reporter: has all this been theater or thorough? >> i think it was a thorough judgment. i think also the magistrate made sure that, from an international perspective, everybody would be familiarize them with the nitty gritty and detail in south africa law w
that could be used to make weapons. u.s. officials are hoping to speak one-on-one with iranians next week. of course, abc's david muir is in tehran. and his exclusive reporting continues tonight on "world news." >>> and new details about a major terror plot. three men in britain caught on tape, saying they wanted to pull off another 9/11, have now been convicted. police say the men traveled to pakistan twice for training with al qaeda and were looking to build ten suicide bombs. >>> and four peanut company executives now face criminal charges in connection with one of the deadliest salmonella outbreaks in u.s. history. nine people died in 2009, after eating products containing peanuts from the peanut corporation of america. investigators later found unsanitary conditions including mold and roaches at the plant. the justice department says that this case serves as a warning to other food companies not to put profits before safety. >>> and there's proof this morning that this year's flu shot just isn't doing a very good job of protecting those who need it most. overall, the vaccine's been a
it is willing to negotiate peace deal under u.s. and russian guidance, but it said any talks will not include president assad. i asked our correspondent with the chances are that this meeting will produce anything. >> basically, the syrian opposition is trying to put its house in order. the head of the national coalition was offered a few days ago talks with people of the regime that do not have blood on their hands. it is not everyone in the opposition agreeing with the opposition, especially the islamists and muslim brotherhood. the big question would be also if this proposal will be accepted by the various militant groups in syria where the syrian opposition outside really does not have control. >> thank you very much. >> i just past two years, syria has become the middle east coast and most troubled and dangerous region. >> its government is shrinking if not falling apart. militias are rising in power, and the entire world is well aware that syria has chemical weapons and a strong alliance with iran. from lebanon to israel, from cairo to washington, worries are greater than ever that syri
, they also create a current right here in america. >> secretary of state john kerry offering his view on u.s. foreign policy, his interview with former president jimmy carter, john kerry has a point. almost everything america does on the foreign stage these days does have a direct exact back home. >> the morning of president obama's inauguration, john kerry and his wife came to my hotel room and we had a long conversation about the future of america and of foreign policy, and he expressed the same sentiments to me at the time. >> did you agree with him? >> yes, i do. no way to separate foreign policy from dmesage fairs. >> there is a sense that president obama's strategy is leading from the back is that the way we should do it let the international community take more of the lion's share of incidents like egypt, libya? >> i think so. one of the ways to avoid america getting into war is to wait until the peace efforts have been exhausted and the united states make as a move, like in the case of libya, so forth. i think some of we've been in war since president eisenhower left office. the unit
that the administration may ask the u.s. supreme court to strike down the gay marriage ban. doug mckelway looks at how the president's views and pronnouncement about the subject changed. >> the administration has until the end of the month to file a friend of the court brief against proposition 8, which may be the biggest supreme court civil rights case in decades. the bolt issue eliminate the right of same-sex couples in california to marry. a recent comment by president obama in which he uses the word "rights" led to speculation he may soon support the nationallization of gay marriage. >> my personal view which is that i think that same-sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everybody else. >> a legal scholar speculates amy cuss brief by the administration would do little to sway justices as it reaches a wider audience. >> if they file a pro-gay marriage brief it would be political message to the country, at least as much as a legal message to the supreme court. >> the president's comment reveals evolution in his view of gay marriage. in his first three years in office while pri
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